To help you through your Sunday how about another trip down to the toy shop with a little trivia thrown in. This is the fifth (!) Toy special and quite possibly the last, but every time I think I've finished the inbox proves me wrong. Always lovely to hear from you.
In the meantime enjoy both a little diversion and the weekend.
As promised when we talked about Spurs and its nautical connections earlier this summer we start with HMS Hotspur and this Airfix kit. Having finished that a 400 piece jigsaw of the 1951 Championship winning side shouldn't be a problem.
Nice quote from Phil Beal on Jimmy Greaves “I go back to the time when I scored my only Spurs goal against QPR. I gave the ball to Jimmy and he didn't give it back to you, not in the penalty box, he would take people on and score, but on this occasion he gave it back to me and I went on and scored. Afterwards, I said to Jimmy ‘why did you give me that ball back?’ and he said ‘oh well, the cameras weren’t here!’”
And talking of Gazza here he is in his Toon days with himself. Before that and in the center we have Ted Ditchburn. A pop out figure that came on cornflake packets etc you pushed the figure out and they stood up. These days everything has to be high tech so Hugo Lloris here comes as a 3D printed version.
I try and include a White Hart Lane each time, this time you can have two, below left a wonderful Lego version while right a slightly more basis version. This was sent to me by one of my 'Shelfies.' who rummage around finding these pics. Sorry I cant tell you produced it but it looks like fun.
PJ Moss who played for Tottenham in the ‘Marsh’ days later became a journalist and in 1921 wrote after watching the cup semi final between Cardiff and Wolves. That the later was ‘particularly virile and fit but Tottenham who would meet them know what they have to do to bring the cup to London.’
And for those who like a scoot around the carpet on the left - it may not look very Spursy but its the car Jimmy Greaves used in the 1966 World Cup Rally.
Below - OK I'm cheating, this van is delivering copies of the Hotspur comic and is worth including.
Former chairman Alan Sugar once described the fans reaction to his sacking of Terry Venables as
“It was a bit like I’d shot Bambi.”
He also described himself on a different day as
“ I’m a miserable sod.”
To finish we go back to the 1890's for this table top blow football. While those of you who think I cant do a toy special without mentioning Subetto, your right, as in this chap below.
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A Long Dark Shadow
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School Report: An Insight into the Younger Eric Dier
All Change At Spurs
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